It is a joy, honor, and privilege to be the president of the 2018 Pastors’ Conference at the Southern Baptist Conference. The conference will meet in Dallas, Texas, June 10-11.

The Pastors’ Conference kicks off the Southern Baptist Convention each year. It is geared toward pastors. But it is a blessing and benefit to all who attend. You are welcome to attend, even if you are not a pastor or a member of the SBC.

This year’s theme is “Fulfill Your Ministry!” (2 Timothy 4:5a). The goal of the conference is to challenge and encourage pastors and church leaders to be faithful to the calling to serve the Lord in local church ministry.

We are living in critical times. The world at its worst needs the church at its best. To reach this culture and generation for Christ, we must live faithful lives, preach faithful messages, and lead faithful congregations. Each message will be a call to faithfulness.

We will also have a very special guest speaker. Frank Pomeroy, Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs will share his testimony of trusting God through the tragedy his congregation suffered last summer, including the death of his young daughter.

Worship will be led by Joe Pace and the mass choir of the Shiloh Church in Jacksonville, Florida, where I am privileged to serve. More than one hundred voices will lead us to sing praise to the high name of the Lord Jesus Christ!

Please remember this year’s conference in your prayers. And make plans to join us for two powerful days of preaching, worship, and fellowship!

Conference Speakers

Frank Pomeroy

"Whatever life brings to you, lean on the Lord rather than your own understanding. I don't understand but I know my God does and that's where...

    Host H.B. Charles Jr.

    Outside of his ministry to and with his congregation, H.B. regularly speaks at churches, conferences, and conventions around the country.

      Bryan Carter

      Senior Pastor of Concord Church since 2003, succeeding the church’s founding pastor, Dr. E. K. Bailey. Under his leadership, Concord has tripled...

        James Merritt

        James Merritt is the Lead Pastor of Cross Pointe Church. He was born and raised in Oakwood, Georgia and surrendered his life to Christ as a...

          Robert Smith

          Dr. Smith is a contributing editor for a study of Christian ministry in the African American church, Preparing for Christian Ministry, and is...

            J.D. Greear

            Depth in the gospel also leads to width in the mission. Under Pastor J.D.’s leadership, the Summit has grown from a plateaued church of 300 to...

              Cameron Triggs

              For Godʼs Glory… Cam Triggs loves Jesus. God saved Cam from wrath, sin, death, and Satan in 2005.

                Charlie Dates

                In 2002, Rev. Charlie served as an apprentice to Pastor K. Edward Copeland and started his formal, practical training at the New Zion Baptist...

                  Daven Watkins

                  Daven served for nearly seven years as the senior pastor of the First Baptist Church Pleasant Grove in Pleasant Grove, Alabama and before then he...

                    Dr. Tony Evens

                    Dr. Evans has authored over 100 books, booklets and Bible studies including Kingdom Man, Oneness Embraced, The Kingdom Agenda, Marriage Matters...

                      Ray Pritchard

                      Dr. Ray Pritchard serves as president of Keep Believing Ministries. He has ministered extensively overseas in China, Thailand, South Korea...

                        Juan Sanchez

                        Since 2005, Juan has served as senior pastor of High Pointe Baptist Church in Austin, Texas. He is a graduate of the University of Florida and...

                          Jack Graham

                          Dr. Graham is a noted author of numerous books, including Man of God, Unseen and a new book, Angels: Who They Are, What They Do and Why It...

                            Conference Sponsors 

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                            General Information

                            “Fulfill Your Ministry!” will be the theme addressed by a diverse lineup of speakers at this year’s Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Pastors’ Conference June 10-11 in Dallas. The goal of the conference is to challenge and encourage pastors and church leaders to be faithful to the calling to serve the Lord in local church ministry. The sessions at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center will be held prior to the SBC’s June 12-13 annual meeting there.

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                            Pastors' Conference Schedule


                            SESSION I: Sunday (6/10)
                            6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

                            Juan Sanchez | High Point Baptist Church | Austin, TX
                            James Merritt | Cross Pointe Church | Sugarloaf, GA
                            Tony Evans | Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship | Dallas, TX

                            SESSION III: Monday (6/11)
                            1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

                            Ray Pritchard | Keep Believing Ministries | Dallas, TX
                            Frank PomeroyFirst Baptist Sutherland Springs, TX 
                            Robert Smith | Beeson Divinity School

                            SESSION II: Monday (6/11)
                            9:00AM - 12:00PM

                            Bryan Carter | Concord Church | Dallas, TX
                            Cameron Triggs | Grace Alive | Orlando, FL
                            Jack Graham | Prestonwood Baptist Church | Dallas, TX

                            SESSION IV: Monday (6/11)
                            6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

                            Daven Watkins | First Baptist Church | Pelham, AL
                            Charlie Dates | Progressive Baptist Church | Chicago, IL
                            J.D. Greear | Summit Church | NC